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03/07/1863 Battle of Gettysburg ends in a major victory for the Union

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought for 3 days in July, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, halting Lee's invasion of the North.